Monday 8th February
Today we are using the language of heavy, heavier than, heaviest, light, lighter than, lightest to compare items. We will make comparisons by holding two different items and then estimating which feels the heaviest.
White Rose: Session 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-3/
Are bigger items are always heavier?
Find some objects in your home and then select two at a time. Estimate which will be heavier and then check by putting them in your hand.
Below is an example of how you can make some scales at home using a coat hanger and two paper cups.
Our new story is called Elena’s Serenade. Watch the first part of the story.
What do you think Elena will do?
How do you think Elena felt when she was told that girls can’t be glassblowers? Is that true?
Activity: Use the picture to discuss what Elena is thinking and feeling on this page. What could her brother say to make her feel better?
Review all of the phase 2 and 3 phonemes taught so far using the flashcards on the class learning page.
Teach the digraph ‘ur’ using Bug Club. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Read: fur, burn, burp, curl, hurt, surf, turn and turnip.
Write the sentence: I can surf.
Understanding the world
Weather - The rain god had several names in early Mexico. People prayed to him for rain.
What happens when it rains? What do we wear in the rain? How does it make us feel?
How could you measure the rainfall each day?
Can you make a rain gauge so that you can measure the rainfall?
You will need a small, empty clear plastic bottle or a jar with a flat bottom. If you are using a plastic bottle, ask an adult to cut the top off the bottle so it has a wide opening and cover this with tape so it doesn’t have any sharp edges. Each day use a ruler or strip of paper to measure the rainfall. Don’t forget to empty your rain gauge at the end of the day.